Energy Financing

ComEd Awards $1.2M in Credits

Carl Weinschenk

ComEd’s Peak Time Savings (PTS) program has earned customers more than $1.2 million in credits in exchange for their efforts to reduce electric usage, according to the company. The program was introduced during the summer of 2015. It provides customers a $1 bill credit for every kilowatt hour of energy reducing during peak time savings hours, which   …Continue Reading

Schneider Electric’s NEO Network: Helping Make Efficiency Projects Real

Carl Weinschenk

Helping organizations get to the point at which they will benefit from emerging energy efficiency and renewable technology is the goal of The NEO Network, an online platform from Schneider Electric.

PACE Financing Sets Its Sights on the Commercial Sector

Carl Weinschenk

This week, The YGRENE Energy Fund was lauded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge for facilitating more than $100 million in commercial energy efficiency projects through Property Assisted Clean Energy (PACE) financing. That’s a lot of money – but just the start of the firm’s involvement with commercial entities, said Louis-Philippe Lalonde, YGRENE’s new Chief Marketing Officer. Lalonde   …Continue Reading

Energy Aggregation Becomes a Business Option

Carl Weinschenk

Energy aggregator Good Energy says that the concept is growing and will roll out across more states during 2016 and beyond. Aggregation is an approach to energy procurement in which customers in a given community band together to get better deals than they would individually. This approach to date has mostly been used by residential customers.   …Continue Reading

Ithaca College Makes Its Solar Move

Carl Weinschenk

Ithaca College, which is in the town of the same name in upstate New York, announced yesterday that it is building a 9,215 panel solar park about 40 miles away from the campus. The project, which is about 75 percent completed, will supply 10 percent of the school’s energy, which is enough to supply three   …Continue Reading

Dicastal in Line for Big Incentives from Consumers Energy

Carl Weinschenk

Dicastal North America, an aluminum wheel manufacturer that is a division of Chinese manufacturer Dicastal, could receive as much as $170,000 in incentives from Consumers Energy for energy efficiency programs at its plant in Greenville, MI, according to the press release, which was posted at Military-Technologies. The deal is a milestone: Now, 1,000 plants have   …Continue Reading

Maintaining EV Charging Stations Uses Relatively Little Energy

Indy Ratnathicam

The push to cut carbon emissions and make states greener is a top priority for environmental advocates. An important part of the plan to cut carbon emissions is encouraging the spread of electric vehicles (EVs). Consumers today are increasingly looking toward EVs to increase their green efforts, take advantage of government incentives and save some   …Continue Reading

Follow the Money: REITs, MLPs and Yieldcos

Carl Weinschenk

Building owners and those who advise them face important choices in the financing of energy efficiency projects and, a bit more indirectly, must understand the financial underpinnings of their renewable energy suppliers. This week – in conjunction with its annual conference and expo in Washington, DC – The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) released a   …Continue Reading

Municipalities Like Solar Energy and Power Purchase Agreements

Carl Weinschenk

Municipalities big and small increasingly are looking to power purchase agreements (PPAs) to finance solar projects. On Monday, PennEnergy reported that the small upstate New York city of Watervliet has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with SunEdison for almost 1 MW of DC solar power. The power, the story says, will be used in   …Continue Reading

Energy Manager Today Product & Project of the Year Award Winners Announced

Jennifer Hermes

Energy Manager Today announces the winners of the first annual Energy Manager Today Awards, a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with significant energy management benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved energy management and increased the bottom line. You can download the report here. The following companies won Product of the   …Continue Reading